Human Ancestors, Chewing, and — Brain Size?

Heading out Folly Road past Stinking Lake (which is not as bad as it sounds), then continuing toward Deception Pass. Eventually the road leads to the Darwin Ranch property which is patrolled by the Winkie Guards. The Darwin Ranch purveys evoporn, but even they have some limits.

The ranch hands were laughing about some flimsy research involving our so-called evolutionary ancestors and teeth, mastication (chewing), and brain size development. I wonder if vegetarians among them had an advantage... Mastication is actually a complex process.

Research to show how chewing cooked food relates to brain size development has other evolutionists thinking it is malarkey. No science, just stories.
Artist's conception of Neanderthals 60,000 years ago, NASA / JPL-Caltech (usage does not imply endorsement of site contents)
How did chewing evolve, anyway? (Biblical creationists know that Adam and Eve were fully functional humans, and they probably did not question the Creator's design methods.) Research was conducted involving unflavored gum, soft then stiff, and participants' energy levels were measured. Softer gum required less expenditure of energy.

Therefore, cooking with fire made food softer, less energy was spent on masticating and could be used on making tools. Brains developed. See why some evolutionists are saying, "C'mon, man! That's malarkey!" Again we see effort without actual science is wasted trying to bolster evolution and deny the truth of creation. 
A paper from the Max Planck Institute published in Science Advances on August 17 is titled, “The cost of chewing: The energetics and evolutionary significance of mastication in humans.”

The six evolutionists assert that the “energetic efficiency of masticatory effort is fundamental in understanding the evolution of the human masticatory system.” The authors, concerned over the paucity of evidence for the evolution of chewing, believe that their ideas will increase understanding about a major gap in human evolution theories.

To read about the Just-So Story that bites, visit "Telling the Tooth about Brains." For an irrelevant short article I wrote about humor involved in the picture used above, see "Fun with Neanderthal Pictures."